An asteroid the size of a plane will pass Earth at a distance of eight tenths of the distance of the moon. This is the shortest distance to Earth objects of this size in 30 years.
The shortest distance on Tuesday at 18:28 ET (GMT morning tomorrow), when the asteroid at a distance of 202,000 kilometers of our planet, NASA said.
The asteroid U.S. space agency is classified as “potentially dangerous objects.”
If the asteroid hits the Earth, it may burst and 7.0 megatonnes 4000 earthquake on the Richter scale, according to scientists from Purdue University. If you fall into the ocean, can cause a tsunami of up to 70 feet to 60 miles from the crash, experts say.
However, the space rock, an asteroid known as 2005 YU55 is not a threat of collision with Earth, according to NASA’s Earth program from nearby objects.
NASA plans to study the asteroid with the Goldstone radar antenna in the Mojave Desert in California. Goldstone antenna is a very sensitive radio telescope used to study quasars, radar mapping of planets and comets.
Scientists plan to reconstruct the shape of asteroids with a smooth resolution of 13 feet (4 meters) with an antenna. The observations are also listed on the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
It also offers a rare opportunity for fans of stars, to directly observe the asteroid with optical telescopes.